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Clarinetist Evan Christopher plays at Vieux Carre tonight in celebration of the tricentennial of New Orleans. He stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about tonight’s show and the city he calls home. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20181128113236-EvanChristopheratVieuxCarre2018.mp3 Originally aired Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.
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The president and treasurer of the Twin Cities chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA-TC) stopped by Jazz88 to talk about this weekend’s HLAA-TC conference. Christine Morgan and Lionel Locke talked about the importance of helping those who lose hearing later in life. The conference features speakers and exhibitors, with free hearing screenings....
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Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira are playing the music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall at the Black Dog in St. Paul on Thursday, Nov. 15th from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bill Evans and Jim Hall recorded two duo albums together; Undercurrent came out in 1962 and Intermodulation came out in 1966. Larry...
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Vocalist Maud Hixson has two shows coming up in the Twin Cities. Saturday night, Nov. 10, she’s singing with pianist Rick Carlson and his trio at the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. It’s a Cole Porter tribute show. Monday night, she’ll sing in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club...
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Jazz88 is the broadcast partner for the new Live at The Lex jazz series in The Williamsburg Room at the The Lexington restaurant in Saint Paul. The next recording date Wednesday evening, November 14th features Martinis and Mancini with the Benny Weinbeck Quartet. Learn more about tickets and the event here. Excerpts of the show will be broadcast Saturday, November 24th...
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A new exhibit showcasing artifacts from two cities submerged in the Mediterranean Sea opens Sunday, Nov. 4th at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. French archaeologist Franck Goddio discovered the two cities, Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion, in 2000. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about what we’ve learned from these two cities buried beneath the waters of...
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Fourteen-year-old pianist Joey Alexander is playing two shows at the Dakota tonight (Thursday, Oct. 11th) at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with Reuben Rogers on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the shows and his newest albums, Eclipse and Legion of Peace. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20181011083909196.mp3 Originally aired Thursday, Oct. 11...
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Our first in a planned series of recordings from the Williamsburg Room at The Lexington in St. Paul features gifted trumpeter Omar AbdulKarim.  After training at the New School and working in New York for over a decade, he’s back in the Twin Cities.  AbdulKarim has shared the stage and studio with the likes of Roy...
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Join Jazz88 friends for seven days & six nights exploring the music and art of Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos.  The package includes an all-access Havana Jazz Fest pass! View the Brochure and Itinerary       View the Reservation Forms Highlights & Experiences : Havana Jazz Festival, Melia Cohiba (or like property) close to Jazz Festival, Old Havana Walking...
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Composers JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani are working hard to grow the Twin Cities jazz scene, which is already rich with talent. They started a Twin Cities Jazz Composers Workshop in 2017 to encourage the creation of new music for big bands, and they started a new big band called Inatnas (a blend of their...
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